Silverfish do not like cloves, so many owners use this spice to keep them out.
There are several ways to kill silverfish, including using boric acid and diatomaceous earth. Silverfish can be caught and killed using cups wrapped in duct tape and filled with sugar water as bait. Another way to get rid of the moth is to spray a mixture of bleach and water in the areas where they live or at the access points to a house. The best way to control silverfish is to make the home inhospitable to these insects.
A person can mix one part bleach with two parts water in a spray bottle to use as a moth killer.
Boric acid is an effective means of killing silverfish, although it is a low-grade toxin. Children and pets should be kept away from areas where boric acid is used. Dust should be sprinkled where silverfish have been observed. Special attention should be paid to areas where silverfish like to hide, such as under sinks and in cracks and crevices. More boric acid can be sprayed every two weeks as needed to kill silverfish.
Another way to kill silverfish is to use food-grade diatomaceous earth, a powder that is not toxic to mammals but lethal to insects. Composed of fossilized remains of phytoplankton, diatomaceous earth gets trapped in the crevices of an insect’s exoskeleton, and as the insect moves, the particles act like blades to cut it. To control silverfish, diatomaceous earth should be placed in areas where silverfish have been noticed and where they can hide.
You can build a silverfish trap by filling a glass or jar halfway with water, and adding two or three teaspoons of sugar as bait. The cup or pitcher should be wrapped with tape so the moth can climb up the sides and access the sugar water. When silverfish fall, they die because they can’t climb the smooth inner sides of the glass or jar to get out.
Bleach is an effective way to kill silverfish. A person can mix one part bleach with two parts hot water in a spray bottle. To get rid of silverfish, other areas where they live and crevices where they hide can be sprayed with the bleach and water mixture every two to three months. Another tip is to pour the mixture down drains to kill silverfish that may be crawling in pipes and looking to get into a house.
The best way to control the moth is to make the house as inaccessible and inhospitable to them as possible. Cracks in a house that allow access must be sealed. Moths eat mold and mildew, which is exacerbated by dampness and dampness, so a home can be made less attractive to moths, through the use of dehumidifiers and air conditioners. Large piles of paper should be thrown away as they are a hiding place and a source of food for moths. Salt and cloves, which silverfish try to avoid, can be placed in conflict spots or at home access points.